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Athenex Announces Poster Presentations at ASCO Annual Meeting

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athenex, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATNX), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and related conditions, today announced that two posters on Oraxol will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting, taking place June 1-5, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

Abstract Title: A phase I study to evaluate safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and activity of oraxol in patients (pts) with advanced malignancies.
Abstract ID: 2526
Dr Ma, Wan Wee (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA)
Poster Session: Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Date: 06/04/2018, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Abstract Title: An open-label, randomized cross-over bioavailability and extension study of oral paclitaxel and HM30181 compared with weekly intravenous (IV) paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumours.
Abstract ID: 2569
Dr Jackson, Christopher (Otago University, Dunedin, NZ)
Poster Session: Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Date: 06/04/2018, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

About Athenex, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Athenex, Inc. is a global clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to becoming a leader in the discovery and development of next generation drugs for the treatment of cancer. Athenex is organized around three platforms, including an Oncology Innovation Platform, a Commercial Platform and a Global Supply Chain Platform. Athenex’s Oncology Innovation Platform generates clinical candidates through an extensive understanding of kinases, including novel binding sites and human absorption biology, as well as through the application of Athenex’s proprietary research and selection processes in the lab. The Company’s current clinical pipeline is derived from two different platform technologies Athenex calls Orascovery and Src Kinase Inhibition. The Orascovery platform is based on the novel oral P-glycoprotein pump inhibitor molecule HM30181A, through which Athenex is able to facilitate oral absorption of traditional cytotoxics, which Athenex believes may offer improved patient tolerability and efficacy as compared to IV administration of the same cytotoxics. The Orascovery platform was developed by Hanmi Pharmaceuticals and licensed exclusively to Athenex for all major worldwide territories except Korea, which is retained by Hanmi. The Src Kinase Inhibition platform refers to novel small molecule compounds that have multiple mechanisms of action, including the inhibition of the activity of Src Kinase and the inhibition of tubulin polymerization during cell division. Athenex believes the combination of these mechanisms of action provides a broader range of anti-cancer activity as compared to either mechanism of action alone. Athenex’s employees worldwide are dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients by creating more active and tolerable treatments. Athenex has offices in Buffalo and Clarence, New York; Cranford, New Jersey; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Hong Kong; Taipei, Taiwan and multiple locations in Chongqing, China.

CONTACT:
Jim Polson
Tel: +1-716-427-2952
Athenex, Inc.

Athenex, Inc.